Skip Navigation
Mission: To provide an education and the supports that enable each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen
Vision: Preparing students for life
2019 Hour of Code
Join the movement with hundreds of our teachers, media specialists, and partners, and spend an hour coding with your child! Choose from 100s of interactive coding activities: < ahref="" target="_blank">
2019 Great American Teach-In at Doby
Students at Doby Elementary learned about how beef and dairy cattle are a much needed part of their lives as part of the Great American Teach-In from Shields Middle School FFA members and Florida Milk.
2019 West Shore Veterans Day Celebration
West Shore Elementary School recognized Active Duty Military, Retirees and Families with a celebration honoring their service. Students waved American flags, wore patriotic hats, and helped honor the community veterans during the ceremony.
Cimino Diabetes Awareness
Cimino Elementary is supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by educating students, faculty and staff about Type 1 diabetes and raising funds for a cure.
SNS 2019 Food Drive
Student Nutrition Services administration office collected 189 pounds of food and donated it to the Metropolitan Ministries.

District Calendar

Upcoming Events

November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019
American Education Week

November 25, 2019
HCPS Spirit Night - Tampa Bay Lightning

November 25, 2019 - November 29, 2019
* Fall Break/Non-Student Days

December 2, 2019
Students Return to School

December 2, 2019
Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting


Hillsborough Choice Options Application Period

Choice Logo

The Magnet and School Choice application period for the 2020-2021 school year for Hillsborough County Public Schools will open October 25, 2019 at 5pm and close on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Families that have questions can contact the Choice Information line at 813-272-4692. 


More info

Proposed Policy Updates

Hillsborough County Public Schools is seeking approval of a proposed new policy.

The proposed policy may be viewed by clicking the "More Info" link below.  A hard copy is also available in the Government Relations Office located at 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

More info

Hillsborough County Public Schools is undertaking a search for our next superintendent

Our students, staff, families and the community have provided their feedback on the qualities they want to see in our next leader. Now, we are launching a national search to find the best candidate to continue providing outstanding results for our students.

For more information on how to apply, go to


More info

2019-2020 Graduation Dates

Our School Board has approved the schedule for the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020! Find the graduation dates and times for the 2019-2020 school year at:  Graduation Dates

Attendance Boundary Changes

The School District assesses school attendance boundaries based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, programmatic changes, enrollment growth, and newly constructed capacity.  In order to access information regarding current and future attendance boundary changes, please click more information.

More info

K-5 Literacy Program Review – Phase 1

The first phase of a substantial Literacy Program Review for Kindergarten through Grade 5 is now complete. We brought in an expert to study every part of the way we’re teaching the elements of literacy—reading, writing and more—and make recommendations.

This is phase one of two; it focuses on perceptions among our teachers and leaders of how we’re doing.

Read more about our Literacy Program and see the full review >>

Referendum Results #HalfPennyPromise

Referendum Update

Since the half-penny sales tax Education Referendum passed in November 2018, our school district has received more than $62 million dollars. We have already put $58 million back into our schools! This summer, we replaced 21 air conditioning units, replaced and repaired school roofs and made significant improvements to security. Now that school is back in session, we are continuing to use the Education Referendum money on other projects like outdoor court repairs, playground replacements and waterproofing.

View the list of projects currently under way.

More information about the Citizens Oversight Committee.

Search for School
Find a School
School Locator

Locate your attendance area school

School Locator